Wednesday, May 26, 2021

That's not my bee . . . its stripes are too fluffy.

That's Not My Bee is an Usborne Touchy Feely Book, a board book actually.  It is intended for very young children.  It's bright colored pages keep babies and toddlers interested and the different textures on each page will keep them engaged in the book.  While reading That's Not My Bee with parents, young children will develop sensory and language awareness.  

That's not my bee . . . 

That's Not My Bee - Usborne Books
That's Not My Bee - Usborne Books; Photo Credit:  Tina Truelove (Full Image Created in Picmonkey)

 

There are only a few pages in this cute little board book so I'm only going to reveal the cover here, but when your child enjoys this book, he will enjoy searching for the bee that belongs with the little mouse.  On the cover, the little mouse hanging from the balloon says this bee is not his because its strips are too fluffy.  Your little baby or toddler can touch the fluffy black stripes on the bee's body.  

Throughout the rest of the book the mouse knows each bee is not his because the bee's feelers are too bumpy or its tummy is too fuzzy or its eyes are too shiny.  You get the idea.  Finally, the little mouse finds his bee.  

I read this book with a 4 year old and a 1 year old earlier today and they both loved it.  Even the four year old wanted me to read it over and over again while she enjoyed touching and feeling all the textures on the sturdy board-book pages.

That's Not My Bee is written by Fiona Watt and illustrated by Rachel Wells.  It was originally published in 2018.

 

 

Here are some things you can do with your child before or after the story to learn more about bees.

Sheryl at Teaching Two and Three Year Olds tells us how she taught her children about bees.  They learned the shape of honeycomb, created a honeycomb on paper, made a snack, and enjoyed bee themed activities.  Head over there right now.  She offers free printables too!

In the Kids Soup resource library, you'll find over 80 bee crafts, activities, and games.  There are so many things to do and learn about bees here!

Teaching Mama shares 15 activities about bees.  You can lean to make honey playdough!

The Bee Girl website offers a wealth of information about bees. They have started a new website specifically centered around teaching kids about bees.  Visit Kids and Bees to check out the handbook  and many more ideas for teaching children about bees.

Mr. Bonds Science Guys offers more cool ways to teach kids about bees.

 


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